Zafirro Iridium

World’s most expensive razor goes on sale for $100,000

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The world’s most expensive razor has gone on sale for a staggering $100,000.

Researchers spent three years developing the Zafirro Iridium, which has a handle made of 99.9 per cent pure iridium – the most corrosion-resistant platinum metal, found only in meteorites.

According to the Daily Mail, its two blades are made from white sapphire grown at a former Soviet Union lab in Ukraine.

They are just 80 atoms thick on their cutting edge – approximately 5,000 times thinner than the width of a strand of hair and far sharper than any common blades on the market.

Only 99 Zafirro Iridiums will be made by American manufacturer Bright Light Ventures.

The company stated the sapphire blades will stay sharp for about a year and it will offer complimentary cleaning and re-sharpening for an entire decade.

A spokesman said: “Each Zafirro Iridium is custom-made from the strongest, purest, and most durable materials available anywhere.

“Every component is designed to last for generations.”

The company claims it used experience gained in fields such as rocket engine manufacturing, nanotechnology and particle physics to create the new blade.

Each razor will be engraved with a serial number and monogrammed to the individual client’s specifications.

The hefty price tag is due to the rare and expensive materials used for the razor’s handle and screws, all made of platinum.

Iridium, usually used in space rockets, is ten times rarer than platinum and highly resistant to heat.

The blades are housed in a medical-grade stainless steel cartridge which is held in place by 16 neodymium magnets.

Bright Light founder Hayden Hamilton also plans to introduce a cheaper, entry-level model that costs about the same price as a compact car.

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  • Ellen

    This article was extremely interesting, especially since I was searching for thoughts on this subject last week

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